Julie Barton at Book Passage

Any pet owner (current or former) can speak at length about the pros and cons of caring for a animal. Sure, there are messes, and vet bills, crewed up shoes, and scratches, but the love and benefits of having your companion make it all worth it –– and that sentiment carries more weight for some more than others. One of those people is Piedmont author Julie Barton. When depression struck, doctors and family tried to intervene, but nothing reached Barton until the day she decided to adopt a Golden Retriever puppy. Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me From Myself details Barton’s struggles, the growth she experienced with her dog at her side, and her eventual recovery that she thanks Bunker for.

If You Go:

When: Sunday, December 6 from 4–5:30 p.m.

Where: Book Passage, Corte Madera

Cost: Free